SUSE is a Linux distribution that was purchased by Novell in 2003. It comes in three variants, SUSE, openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).

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TOP command memory usage

Under SuSE, (Mem: 31908592k total, 31421504k used,) how do i know which process or program using my memory?
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How to find out what process are eating all memory

Im using SUSE, i have 31GB of memory Mem: 31908592k total, 31429632k used, 478960k free, 12176k buffers How do I find out what process are eating up all my memory.
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How do I disable the SuSE screensaver?

Running SuSE 11.1 w/ KDE 4. Screensaver keeps blanking out my screen on me and I can't find a setting to turn it off. A secondary issue is that it also eventually locks my screen on me if screen is ...
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sudo su runs without password prompt?

So here's the problem. We've got the /etc/sudoers file set up so that users can run commands from /bin like "cat" or "mkdir" without entering a password. The problem is that the "su" command is also ...
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How do you disable BIOS RAID on SuperMicro X9SCL/X9SCM motherboard?

I am trying to install SLES11 on a computer with a X9SCL/X9SCM SuperMicro motherboard. The BIOS version is 1.1a (9/28/2011). The SATA controller configuration gives me the following choices: AHCI ...
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Prevent Nail from attaching my message as a .bin file?

When I pipe a very long change log into nail, I receive a blank email with a .bin attachment named ATT00001..bin in Outlook. The file is 36KB and contains the expected text but double spaced ...
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How can I fix this configure error?

I'm trying to build mosh from source on a SUSE10 machine and am getting the following error: checking for protobuf... no configure: error: Package requirements (protobuf) were not met: No package ...
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Where is the 3GB+ hidding?

I have the problem of /usr taking too much space on the server. ws4-clarind:~ # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/system-root 4.8G 988M 3.6G 22% / udev ...
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Disabling built-in speaker in Linux

My workstation has a built-in speaker that, surprisingly, plays audio very well. I also have external speakers hooked up to the audio out jack which are easier to hear. Unfortunately, when I try to ...
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How to change log level in /var/log/messages?

I'm running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, SP2 (SLES10 SP2), and am seeing a large number of what support calls cosmetic errors being logged to /var/log/messages. Does anyone know of a way to ...
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How to make a service start in SUSE Enterprise linux

I created a app and the service file , You can start / stop / restart the service ... I want to start that service at the time of booting of Suse Enterprise linux , I tried adding that file in ...
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How to compile GTK2 on Linux machine without administrator privileges?

I'm working on a "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)" machine, which has GVim version 6.4.6, which is quite old, and not supported by some plugins. This is a corporate machine, and no one will ...
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install software in linux as a non root user

What is the best way to install software in a linux machine if you dont have root permissions. I know that we can use few variables like PKG_CONFIG_PATH and switches like --prefix with configure to ...
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ls, rm, cd commands not working in SUSE LINUX

Iam newbi to SUSE, I installed java in my SUSE linux Server edition, So i want to set the path in linux,So i created .bash_profile in in /root path using touch and added the path as "JAVA_PATH". When ...
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Where can I find linux-kernel-headers-x.x.x.x for SUSE?

I'm installing VMware Workstation on a SLED 11 SP1, and the installation is blocked by an error message "Kernel headers for version 2.6.32.27-0.2-default were not found". If you installed them in a ...
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TOP command on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to find a resource intensive process?

I have a box running SLES but I can't run TOP, apparently it's not installed on the box, is there a way for me to find a resource intensive process that's slowing the box down? Any help will be much ...
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Enerprise SuSE, GRUB startup “error 2”

A few hours ago I just bought a new HP Probook 4540s which has an Enterprise SuSE 12 built-in installed on that. I'm just trying to turn-it on and there is an error GRUB ERROR 2 ..., and nothing else. ...
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Suse Linux 8.0 Download

A coworker has a server that is being moved, currently running SuSE Linux 8.0 (i386). ~ # uname -a Linux lvls 2.4.18-4GB s1 Wed Mar 27 13:57:05 UTC 2002 i686 unknown They tried transferring it to ...
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what's the difference between “ip a” and “ifconfig” under SUSE 11

I found the output of the two commands are different and it seems that "ip a" will list more interface's infomation that ipconfig, so the simple question is why? from my understanding, "ip a" is just ...
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server software

A professor at the university asked me if I could install some software for him on his laptop that runs SLES 11. I'm not familiar with SUSE (I typically work with debian based machines) so I'm having ...
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Install KDE from scratch on Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop

I have a SUSE SLED system running without window manager (KDE or GNOME). I don't have the DVD but I have access to a network repository. How do I install KDE from scratch? Thanks.
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Installing Midnight Commander from sources (no root privileges)

I tried to configure ./configure --prefix=/localfolder glib-2.26.1/ make make install but it fails at make stage. trying to configure mc-4.6.1/ and make doesn't obviously work. What are the steps ...
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Saving permission changes for device

I have installed a driver on SUSE, and changed permissions for it (/dev/name) with the chgrp command. However after rebooting my computer the change is lost. How can I save the permissions for the ...
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SUSE Linux and Xen on Mac Pro - How best to prepare and configure?

This is a longwinded question, so bear with me please. I have a 2009 Mac Pro with two CPUs and 8 GB of memory which is totally overpowered for Mac OS X. I am also in the process of slowly moving away ...
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logrotate in SUSE Enterprise Server

I can't manage to work this dummy config file (I placed it in etc/logrotate.d): /var/log/test_log/mylogfile { copytruncate dateext rotate 3 compress missingok size=+2 } I write to the log (echo ...
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Optimal server security configuration [closed]

What would be the optimal security configuration for a production Linux server in terms of user access? Here is my suggestion: ssh authentication: yes password authentication: no root user without ...
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Unable to remove a directory

I'm using SUSE and I'm trying to delete an empty directory When I use ls -la it shows that that it contains .fuse_hidden0000001700000010 with rw for owner (that's me not root). I cannot delete this ...
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Linux wakes immediately from sleep

From time to time opensuse 12.3 starts to wake up from sleep immediately. I have created a service in /etc/init.d be able to wake up from keyboard and mouse with the following code: echo enabled ...
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suse linux 11 unable to ping target machine

i have four suse linux servers siting on different lan. they are connected by a router and it is configured to allow these machines to ping one another. default routings have been added to all these ...
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SUSE Enterprise Server 11 DNS Zone Resolution Issue

My DNS server went belly up last week so I've rebuilt it using the following tutorial DNS Tutorial. I don't know what how I have setup it up different from the last time I configured it (I did use a ...
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How to use Data Card + Wired internal lan to make a proxy server on Suse

On my suse 12.1, I can connect to internet using data card. I have installed squid proxy on this computer. I want to use a modem+hub, to connect multiple pcs together, and then other PCs should be ...
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Synergy mouse/keyboard freezes on SUSE 11.1

I am running Synergy 1.3.1 client on a SUSE 11.1 machine and the server on a Win7 machine. Every once in a while (~once every few minutes), the client-side mouse and keyboard will freeze for several ...
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why can't I use gnome in my Suse11 box

I newly installed a suse11 sp1 box. after the initial installation I do get a pretty gnome based desktop, but after reboot what i get is just a text prompt, the user I login with has a run level of 5, ...
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cp -a is preserving ownership, from non-root user

When I invoke cp -a 1 2 from a non-root user, the ownership is being preserved, despite the fact that file 1 belongs to another user. My understanding was this shouldn't be possible. What is going ...
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How can non-admin monitor GPFS i/o

Running on SuSE, I am one of several "uninitiated" users on a moderately sized cluster farm. I have my suspicions that something is not right with i/o to the mounted /home. How can I get some data on ...
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cannot connect to suse linux server remotely using ssh

i have SuSE10 SP2 installed. I have started the ssh daemon and iam able to login locally on the server but when i try to connect remotely using putty i get connection refused error. I have disabled ...
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How to relogin to root after killall -u root?

I had done a silly thing and pressed enter on the command: $ killall -u root And now we can't log in. The last command ran was: ws4-clarind:~ # killall -u root Connection to ...
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remote linux server shutdowns instead of reboot

When I tried to reboot my remote linux server with reboot command the server shuts down. Command used: linux-ozzesh:~ # reboot Why is this happening? Isn't there any other command that would ...
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suse broken? Can't find glibc

I wanted to install the new postgres beta which is only available from source. On my server there was no gcc installed so I wanted to install gcc. After running yast, gcc 4.3.3 could only be installed ...
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what does the S and K in file name under /etc/init.d/rcx.d stand for

I'm using Suse11. I know the /etc/init.d/rcx.d is used for different run levels. And if you list of the directory, let's say rc5.d/. You can see that the filename either start with S or K, so what is ...
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Replace failing hard drive on Linux server

I'm working with a Linux server with a failing drive, and am interested in the best/easiest way to transfer the existing data onto a new drive, and reboot with the new hardware. The server is running ...
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Get colors in terminal

I am connecting to a remote suse 10.0 machine, and I do not get colors on the terminal, while I get them when I connect to a remote Ubuntu machine. How can I do to get colors on the suse terminal?
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Unable to mount ubuntu directory to Linux(SLES 11 SP2)

Trying to mount ubuntu directory:/home/suvasish/Downloads/SLES11_SP2/ to SLES(11 SP2) server. Tried like below: NFS mount In Ubuntu side edited the /etc/exports like below.. ...
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VirtualBox headless is running but not answering on rdp port(4001) on the same server

I am running SLES11 SP2 and VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.20_96996_sles11.0-1.x86_64 is running in the same server. facing problem to make VirtualBox headless answer on rdp port(4001) on the same server. ...
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Suse root group not having root rights?

I am in the root group of a suse machine but when I use sudo -u <myAccount> ... I get a Root privileges are required for... a few terminal commands: $ cat /etc/sudoers: ALL ALL=(ALL) ...
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Use VBA in windows to run a python method with arguments in Linux?

I'm using MS Access on a Windows 7 PC as the front end of a MySQL database back end that is stored on a SUSE Linux Enterprise server. Python is installed on the Linux server. The python script I want ...
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repository for suse version of linux

Is there a command repository for Suse Linux where we can install a library and all its ?dependencies? I recently I need to install an R-base program which needed libgfortran library and this library ...
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Cannot install net-snmp because of failed dependency

I have a server here that is running SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (i586) patch level 1. I am trying to install Net-SNMP on the machine. I downloaded the net-snmp-5.4.2.1-8.2.i586.rpm file and ...
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What is /dev/blog?

I have tried searching for /dev/blog on google, duckduckgo, etc.; but I cannot find any information about it. I've also asked another sysadmin where I work, but he didn't know what it is used for ...
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linux: can a file/directory belong to a group which the owner doesnt belong to?

I read that "Your files and directories are owned by the group (or one of the groups) that you belong to. This is known as their "group ownership"." But what if a file/directory belongs to a group ...